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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Crossroads

Every so often, on the path of life, we come across crossroads which lead to several paths. This creates dilemmas within us. Questions arise. We wonder. We think, ruminate, ponder, fret, despair, consult, and finally take a decision and walk ahead on the path that we choose in that particular moment. Miles later, we may realize that it was the wrong path. We come to a decision making point again. Do I turn back? Or do I walk ahead looking for fresher pastures and hoping that what lies ahead is what I will grow to like and want.

When we all decided to blog at whatever points in our lives, we pretty much made an active decision at a crossroad. We decided whether we should blog or not. And then some of us started like there was no end to it, while some abandoned it at another point, and some never took off. When I decided to blog, it was out of sheer boredom. Writing was always a passion. Writing for people never occurred to me, though.

It served as a medium for me to connect to other people. It normalized my conflicts. It validated my emotions. It made me laugh. It made me cry. More than anything, it made my conviction stronger, my desire to write a book even deeper. I was blessed enough to have readers who genuinely encouraged me. I was blessed enough to realize who was actually engaging only in social desirability. Above all, I was blessed enough to have met some angels along the way who have enriched my soul in many ways. Some have stayed. Some have left. And some forgotten.

Today, I stand at another crossroad; one that I had never envisioned I would be at. Rather, one that I had hoped I would never come to stand at. And yet, I have. To continue blogging or not. I have realized over the last few weeks that what I had been seeking has already been attained in many ways. Once a white shirt is washed, bleached, and starched, it cannot get any whiter and crisper than that. That's how my soul feels right now. Blogging has changed my life in many ways. And yet, there is no deeper fulfillment as I continue blogging today.

I would like to leave this world and choose another path for myself while the positive energy still remains so that the sweet memories linger on for days to come. Sometimes, I wonder if I should return with another profile and another name. Sadly, if I did that, I would only be fooling myself. What's in a name? The soul and spirit remains the same.

Comfortably numb, as I write this post. I do not know if it is impulsive. I have been thinking about it for the past few days on a very subconscious level. Today, I decided that if I did not choose another path soon, it would only get harder for me. Do not ask me what my new path is. I have no clue myself. I can only say this...if in walking away from this world, I realize that this decision was a wrong one, I will not hesitate in returning.

All my dear friends, the ones who care, and the ones who think they care..I am much into closure. I hate rejection. I hate abandonment. So I would like to reiterate again, that in no way, is this a reflection of what we have shared together. It is only a choice that I make for myself. I am right here in my physical being in the same world as you live. I will visit you every so often and I will remember you even more than that. You all have been good to me. While I personally cannot thank each one of you, do know that we all learn from each other, either in grand or in simple ways. I wish you all the best of luck. Life moves on. So shall we.

Yours lovingly,
Solitaire

155 Words of Wisdom:

La vida Loca said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Are you serious?
I wish you the best of everything Sol. You deserve it.
Hugs

Amrit said...

:(

carolinagal said...

I will miss you Solitaire. I hope we continue to communicate in other ways.
Love,
carolinagal

Kanan said...

Change is good and it should keep happening. :) Hope the next adventure is as much or even more fun for you! God bless.
Take care, Sneha.

Anonymous said...

NOT FAIR dude SO NOT FAIR

there I was about to SAAL MUBAARAK you and all and BOOM

once a month? two months? surely that could be managed!

what is this? first that joshienizer dude and now you. this new fad of leaving is not cool I tell you. but I respect your decision. good luck in anything and everything you do and keep dropping back.

Vatsal
Seth
Ayesha Takia
Taarzan

Any Sunday Afternoon said...

I had a fairly recent converstaion with one of my very opinionated friend around the same topic over coffee. I asked her, why dont you write? And she turned around the table and asked me the same question back - why do I write. Well, for me it is a reflection on what I do, gather back my memories that will evaporate in days, months or may be few years. Something that my kid can refer back to when he would be young.

Wish you luck in what you do.

(From hongkong airport on my way to delhi)

APOO said...

COPY CAT!!!

Alameen said...

We will miss you..
Waiting to meet you soon.. Right here..

Al

Blue Kite Dreamz said...

Solt..

Pahli baat..aisa mat karo solt..hum logo ke sath :( dont go...

Actually i think you should,you do need a break from us. when i started blogging it was solely intended to loosen the lumps of thoughts inside me...it used to be a personal diary..with none to read except me..i think it still more or less is..
I never intended it to be a forum of discussions..
Yours in another hand..were more open to clinical surgeries..from all of us..we dessected them..we tried to chnage the texture of yr thoughts..we fell in love with yr strong emotions..we hated you many a times..we cd identify with what we you going through .and suddenly it all become overpowering to you...many of us like like me..popped in..without any invitation..and bombarded yr blog with sheer nonsense.. :(

I cd feel from the past few days..that something was going on inside Solt...and hence the silence..

Hey solt..do let us know when yr book is published..and we cd tell others..that once upon a time we knew this great writer..this great human being..

Yes "All good things do come to an end" ...but i know they transform,,solt is transforming too..

""Humse naraz ho .to ho jao
khud se lekin khafa khafa na raho,
humse tum dur jao ...to jao
aap apne se tum juda na raho!

Aao ek baat mai kahu tumse... jane fir koi yeh kahe, na kahe
Tumko apni talash karni hai humsafar koi bhi rahe ...na rahe
Tumko apne sahare jeena hai dhoondti koi ashra na raho,""

Jana zaroori hai kya ?

Blue kite

Neeku said...

I am just shocked !

Vinz aka Vinu said...

Solitaire,

no comments on ur decision since its too personal choice...!!

~~do know that we all learn from each other, either in grand or in simple ways.~~

very well said...
hope this is just a phase and u will be back with the whole enthusiasm and energy...and thereby be more interactive...entertaining yourself and your readers...!!

cheers..!!

Pavi!!!! said...

I started readin the post..n when i read teh line abt why we decided to blog...i knew wat was comign Sneha...n i was hoping i hadn't understood ur writin well enuf yet..n tht my guess would be wrong!

I wish i was able to stand by u n say "i u'stand ur decision..Good luck to u as well..lets keepin touch in wat-ever other way we can". But im not able to. I feel v.sad and almost empty. Ur blogs is the reason i returned to blogsphere...n its hard when ones inspirer walks away.

I hope u wake up soon..n realize that Hec No..bloggin is like 2nd skin to u...n u do need it to do it every now n then if not as regularly as before.!

Hugs
ur top blog fan
pavi

humbl devil said...

waiting for your return!
:|

CяŷştąŁ said...

When you want to move out of a Dilemma,you don't always cut the problem..I won't ask you whats the trouble due to which you want to leave Blogger.But Psychobabble is one of my most loved blogs..I try to visit it whenever I read that its updated. But...no..I'm not being kind to you just because you are/may/may be leaving Blogger..but b'cos you're a sweetheart..somebody whose posts and stories ..experiences all seemed more than genuine to me! I hardly write people such things..but..if you do leave blogger..I'll seriously miss you,Sneha! And trust me..when you named yourself Solitaire on blogger..you really had a reason behind it..'cos you ARE one ! :)

Lovr,
Aayushi.

(You'll always be in my heart..*hugs*)

Still thinking said...

Hey Sol,
I really hope you're doing well and wanna wish you all the very best in whatever you're pursuing.

I'm sorry but I do wanna say that I really don't want you to stop blogging, I know it's selfish but I just discovered your blog a few months ago and it's so so rare to find ppl like you in blogville. I'm sorry I'm blah blahing. Take care Sol and I just hope we'll still manage to share few words through this medium.

Mamta said...

will miss all the wisdom and hidden advices for life that I got from here sis!

Love ya..

And all the best for your next venture .. I am sure its going to be as enriching and fulfilling to you as reading your blogs has been to me..

ancientmariner said...

u shudnt stop writing:(

preeti said...

:( will miss you.

preeti said...

preetilovesindia@gmail.com
stay in touch

nils said...

Change is law of life.

Satish Bolla said...

sneha, i don't know what made me comment abt ur blog in your latest question in "Short n Sweet". i never saw this post before commenting to that. sub-conscious mind. who knows???

anyways, we surely will miss you in this bloggerville. i was following your blogs right from my early days here. do u remember this post of mine sometime back?
http://shortabbreviations.blogspot.com/2008/11/end.html

but, it's up to you who should decide ur crossroad/destiny. all we can give are suggestions n directions. but if u sincerely ask our opinion, we all collectively will say a big NO. whatever path you take, we wish u all the best in that direction.

but even if u stop blogging, just drop by our blogs(mayb once a month) n say a small hi so that we all know that u r fine. n btw, do send me the details of your book. i'll buy n keep it as a souvenir.

Lena said...

you know i have been thinking about the same last few weeks. Once we get what we wanted from something, whats the point in concentrating on this thing, though sweet memories and good friends made here will always stay.
You know what is good for you but once you leave lots and lots of people will surely miss you.
Though sometimes we got to be a bit selfish and go our own path.
Wish you the very best of everything :)

rayshma said...

it's ur decision. and u seem to have thought it thru.
wish you all the best.
and i hope we continue interacting in other ways... after all, u still have to come over and have chicken! :)) and u've gotta teach me to drive, eh?! ;)

tulipspeaks said...

though i don't comment as much i want to, i have always admire your writing skill. you are one of those few who writes from heart.

a small request.. don't quit on us, take a break if you want to. sometimes that is exactly what we need.

hugs! and cheers!


ammu.

Vrij said...

Enough of useless babbling.. shun all thoughts of packing ur blog bags.

We surely dont want u to let go of ur blogs..

Jira said...

You know what is best for you Sneha. But I'll miss reading this blog :(

Good luck ahed!

HP said...

oh damn! i started reading your blogs only recently!

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

hey solitaire , if u feel that u wanna leave with the positive feeling that blogging has endowed you with , then, i dunno what to say , your's & keshi's blogs are one of the few blogs which really mean something . however , being a comparatively nu blogger , i don't want to take the decision for you.don't wanna say *will miss you* because that would mean that you are going definite.

- Waiting

Manasa said...

Will miss you :(((

Wouldn't you resume to blog after a shot while?

Will keep in touch with you.

All the best.

Neo said...

least i can say is....
.....you will be missed

vishesh said...

Hmm...true we all have made decisions,like if to blog or not.I too have been considering if i should take on something else...Do keep writing,your posts always make me think :) Who knows someday we might bump into each other somewhere..But i am sure,you will keep in touch with us bloggers :)

tc.

Hiren said...

have been very busy lately; so didnt knew of this until just now when a friend told me that u are quitting blogging ....it did come as a shock to me ... but after reading your post ... seems like you have made this decision after a lot of deliberation ...

so, will just say that I will surely miss you around ... will miss your posts on all ur 5 blogs ... you have been one of my few initial friends in the bloggerville ... will miss you on my blog ....

hope that some other crossroad someday brings you back into this world ... and hope even strongly that this is just some prank you are playing on us ... wont mind getting fooled ...

Wish you luck !!!

Take Care,
~ Hiren

Solitaire said...

@ La Vida,

:(
Yes, I am.
Thank you so much!!
Hugs!

Solitaire said...

@ Amrit,

Hey! Its been a long time. How have you been?

Solitaire said...

@ CG,

Thanks!! I am sure we will. :)

aqua gurl said...

Hey sneha,

your words pass on so much inspiration,energy and hope. Post after post, there has been something to learn from, something that i could read and relate too.

Miles to go!!!

Will miss reading your words.

Keshi said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
nik said...

gosh ... that makes 3 shocking events in one day .. "Kumble retiring", "Formula-1 finale", "Solitaire taking another sabbatical".

It would be selfish indeed if i asked you to continue blogging because I've certainly enjoyed being a reader. But if you are indeed at the crossroad and don't want to take the road less traveled, then i will accept that decision.

Thanks again for enriching the blog-sphere with your posts and hope you come back soon!

Suma said...

it makes a lot of sense when you say *I would like to leave this world and choose another path for myself while the positive energy still remains so that the sweet memories linger on for days to come*

there were very well written posts which i read here which forced me to think from a different perspective...its been great knowing you

i wish you the very best ...happiness always...

Suma

DreamCatcher said...

DO whatever makes you happy!!
All the Best.

Solitaire said...

@ Kanan,

Thank you for the enthusiasm!! :)
I hope so too!! I would love to keep in touch with you. Can you email me?

Solitaire said...

@ Anonymous (Vatsal),

Sorry dude. I don't know if it is a fad and if it is, then I am not participating in one. I really want to stop blogging. Its not about managing my time. I do have plenty on my hands but I want to do something else with it. Anyway, you know I would like to keep in touch with you to see how your "acting" career takes off. :)
Please do email me on my gmail account.

Solitaire said...

@ Any Sunday Afternoon,

I guess we all have our reasons for doing (or not doing) something. I hope you continue blogging and that your child appreciates your efforts. Thank you!!

Solitaire said...

@ Apoo,

Yeah its my turn to flatter you now. Happy?

Solitaire said...

@ Alameen,

Thank you!

Solitaire said...

@ Blue Kite,

Sorry but I do want to go. I do not need a break from you or anyone. If blogs are put in on a public forum, it is expected that people will dissect them and critique them. If people are not okay with that then they can continue to journal or keep their blogs private. So I am completely okay with everyone's honest comments.

I do not know when my book will be published but if it is, I will surely let you all know.

Thank you for your comments and support. Good luck!

Solitaire said...

@ Neeku,

I know!

Solitaire said...

@ Vinz,

Thank you for not exerting any pressure. :)

If it is a phase, I will surely return. As of now, I do not really know if it is or not.

Good luck!

Kanan said...

Yup, I just did. :)

Amrita said...

Take care and i hope u r back

Prakhar said...

shockd...frm y'day :( ...dekho..already missin u :(

"Abhi na jaao chodkar ..ke dil abhi bhara nahi..." (sun na..nice song..)

..very beautifully written post...every word in its position..as if it was its destiny.

I really admire you..you know ...5 blogs..each havin its own identity...posts that make you think..smile..think and smile again..well tussi awesome ho!! :)

Arre haan...i learned a few things from you...some Psychology terms too :D (the best psychologist I know :) )

Well.. I can understand..what u r feelin (see ur words are so perfect )..so...take your time..and decide ...

one last song (which i heard after a long time on warm fuzzies..)

"Hum se tum dosti kar lo...."

Stupidosaur said...

Ainnnn?
I am just back from a vacation and this is what I hear?

Maybe you could just post a post with all spaces once a week and keep the song "My heart will go on" from Titanic

Why?
1) Because it has the line "Far across the distance, and spaces between us"

Distance toh tha hi, fir 'spaces' waali posts bhi aaa jayengi

2) Even if the blog doesn't, the heart will go on....

Whats your email?

Karthik S said...

I always loved your posts. Will miss them so much.
All the best !!

Cheers :-)

AmitL said...

Yeh kya tha??I didn't read it closely enuf earlier,Sol...I think I'll consider it a Diwali fool day joke??:)

Come on,come on..want me to say 'Give us this day our daily Sol,err,bread,err,fun??

Waiting to write''Yippee-welcome back!!''

Keshi said...

Sorry if I put any pressure on ya from my earlier comment here. I was only saying how I felt. U know, I never hide my feelings.

No worries...if u want to stop blogging, no one else should hv a say in it. Im sorry. I take my words back.

All the best for ur future!


Keshi.

D writer said...

hey solt you cant do this...i just added you to my blog roll...do write sometimes atleast...i will miss ya...al the best for your book....will keep checking this space...
love

Ghost Particle said...

if the door opens to the great big world where skies are blue (with some stormy weather now and then), a majestic green landscape filled with flowers and kids, and traveling new worlds, seeing new people, meeting new friends, understanding old ones better, and enhancing somehow your true understanding of people around you, then its certainly a door worth passing through.

But again, if u were changing lives by writing here, then why stop?

All is for the good, I think and hope.

All the best.

Meghna said...

Sneha di......NOOOOOOOOOOOOO....plsssssss....I beg u !!!

U r my inspiration...my kinda elder sissy and ur blog's the only place I knw of fr u!! Plss don't abandon US!

Rakesh said...

Solitaire,
I just want to make a point here.i do not know why u are leaving this blog world but i think u sholud not delete ur profile may be after 10 years or 50 years whatever..come on the same profile and think what u are today:)..Good luck for ur future career...i wish that u do well.
Thank you for writing good stuff.And some articles were really awesome.

Blue Kite Dreamz said...

@ solt..

I cdnt understand the pink floyd english...sourced the lyrics and translated it into a common mans language..:)i loved the result :)

No offence meant !!


Hello.
(Hello Ji)

Is there anybody in there?
(Andar koi hai ke ?)

Just nod if you can hear me.
(Mundi hila agar sun riya hai)

Is there anyone home?
(ghar pe koi hai ke ?)

Come on, now.
( aaja, ib)

I hear youre feeling down.
(manne suna too neechpanti pe utar aya hai )

Well I can ease your pain,
(mai tera dard sahi kar doonga )

Get you on your feet again.
(tere tang pe khara kar doonga )

Relax.
(Thand rakh )

I need some information first.
( Mujhe pahle thori information de )

Just the basic facts:
( basic si phact bata de bus )

Can you show me where it hurts? (chot kaha lagi..bata de manne )

There is no pain, you are receding.(koi dard na hai..too bus peeche gir raha hai )

A distant ships smoke on the horizon.
( door wale jahaj me se kala dhooya nikal raha hai )

You are only coming through in waves.
(ab too doobki mar ke aa raha hai )

Your lips move but I cant hear what youre sayin.
(tere hoth hil to rahe hai , kya bood bada raha hai too ?)

When I was a child I had a fever.(jub mai chota tha, mujhe bukhar tha)

My hands felt just like two balloons.
(mere hath baloon jaise gir gaye )

Now I got that feeling once again.(mujhe waise hi feelings fir awey hai)

I cant explain, you would not understand.(
kaise samjhaoo ..too katai na samjhega)

This is not how I am.
(mai aisa bilkool nahi hoo)

I have become comfortably numb.
( mai aram se wela thakela ho gaya hoo)

Ok. (Ok Ji)

Just a little pinprick. [ping]
( ek suooi se ghuser diya ) (tooiii)

Therell be no more --aaaaaahhhhh!
( na rahegi bas na rahega ah ah ah

But you may feel a little sick.(thori si tabiyat dheeli hogi)

Can you stand up?
(khade ho lega ?)

I do believe its working. good.(yakeenan sooiii kam kar rahi hai. Achha hai )

Thatll keep you going for the show.( wo..tumhe show tak sahi rakhega)

Come on its time to go.(bahot ho gaya ..ab pare hat)

There is no pain, you are receding.(koi dard na hai..too peeche gir raha hai fir se)

A distant ships smoke on the horizon.(Dhooyedar jahaj,,dhoo chor raha hai fir se)

You are only coming through in waves.( too doobki marta hua fir a raha hai)

Your lips move but I cant hear what youre sayin.
( hoth to tere hile dikhey hai ,par ke bol raha hai)

When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse,
(jub mai chota tha tub maine bhagte hue dekha tha)

Out of the corner of my eye.
(kani ankho se)

I turned to look but it was gone.(mai mura or wo gayab)

I cannot put my finger on it now.
( ab ungli nahi karta mai)

The child is grown, the dream is gone.(bachha zawan ho gaya hai ib)

I have become comfortably numb
( mai araam se wela thakela ho gaya hoo)

AmitL said...

He came,he saw,he went back!!Sigh!!No news,yet!Mebbe tomorrow,the song on the blog'll be 'April fool banaaya'...:)

Nirmal said...

great...

marvin the paranoid android said...

i would only advise that do not try to make things final... just keep an end open for yourself, so that in case you feel like blogging again, you may recreate the magic that psychobabble is... if you need a break, go take it and come back rejuvenated and better than ever.... godspeed and all the best...

Ankur said...

Bull shit for the last lines... whatever u say, but i wont come here and write do as ur mind says or we will miss u... i will still say... u cant leave!!!

u cant!!!

we all feel the same, and i know u may be the most intelligent among us all, but no ways this is right... even if u r getting married, or u r seeing someone, or whatever reason it is... i dont know.... u cant!!!

Ankur said...

i still cant believe it thats the Diwali present u r giving us.. haha... thats the reason u havent even replied to wishes...

may be its true for u, virtual ppl remains that way.. for me... its not!!

Ankur said...

i know i m no one to listen to... but i will write this... again and again... u cant quit!!!

Ankur said...

u r adult and mature and u can take ur decisions... i have never gone personal and asked u for ur chat ids or mail ids but as an individual i must say... i dont like it the way u have given the reason to leave!! :)

still its ur choice... tata!! :)

Solitaire said...

@ Pavi,

I am sorry Pavi that you are so sad and empty. Just because I leave, that does not mean that the inspiration ends, right? I hope and wish that you continue blogging as your heart desires.

I don't know. I may realize what you hope I realize. And if that happens, I am not going to have any hassles coming back. Because I want to do what I want to do.

Thanks Pavi.

Solitaire said...

@ Humble,

Thank you.

Solitaire said...

@ Crystal,

Thank you sweetheart! That means a lot to me. There is no "trouble" on blogger. I really wish that people would not misinterpret what I have written. As I mentioned, I want to do this for myself. There are no dilemmas to resolve. Just new paths to take.

Solitaire said...

@ Still thinking,

You can always email me at solitaire2009@gmail.com.

I wish you the best!
I will be visiting you periodically for sure.

Solitaire said...

@ Mamta,

Thank you!!!! :)

Mansi Trivedi said...

Whaaaaaaaat? Are you serious? :(

Blue Kite Dreamz said...

@Solt..

Many of who were addicted to you and your blog ...are going through withdrawal symptoms :)

Chalo ab ek peg post de hi dalo hum sub ko....

wonnly won sang faar you....

"Jane wale zara. murke ke dekho hame, hum bhi insaan hai..tumhari tarah "

Take care..jaldi aoo, humara dimag khao :)

Blue Kite Dreamz said...

@ Solt..another attempt by my piegeon brain to decipher the song ...akshcooze me peeeleeze..:)

There is freedom within
haamaaara ondar ajaadi hoi

There is freedom without
ajadi ke bina huhm andar hoi

Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
Flaaadd ko pepaaar kaaap me paakaar

There's a battle ahead
Agey baraa juddho hoi

Many battles are lost
Mai bahut baaattle har goya

But you'll never reach the end of the road
Kintoo road ke antho me kaabhii naaahi phochegaaa

While you're traveling with me
Job too mhere saath trabheling korta hoi

Don't dream it's over
Shopna mot dekho

Hey now, hey now
Aiije suncho, aiije suncho

When the world comes in
Job whorldd andor ghoosh jayegaaa(nahi plzzz)

They come, they come
Wo log ayega ayega

To build a wall between us
bora Dibaaal banane ko ayega tere mre bheech me

We know they won't win
Par..shalaaa..nohi jitegaaaa

Now I'm towing my car
Hamara gari ko kheechtha hooo

There's a hole in the roof
Mere chhattt me ek hall hai

My possessions are causing me suspicion but there's no proof
My pojessions caushing
soshpishions

In the paper today
Ajka khabor mey

Tales of war and of waste
Stories of Bhar and bhaste

But you turn right over to the TV page
Bhut you turn over to the TB page

:)

Still thinking said...

Thanks for sharing your e-mail ID dear. I'll write to you gurl and again, I really don't want you to stop. I can't help it, I just can't stop myself.

Take care and happiness always...

CяŷştąŁ said...

Love your place and the angel in you to no extent,dear :)


Btw,I mentioned yu in my 50th ! Come check! ;)

Scattered Thoughts... said...

Hey, I think its your decision and every one should respect it. All the very best for new roads in your life.. stay in touch, if you can..

Bye, M

Solitaire said...

@ Ancient,

Maybe I shouldn't. But I think I should.

Solitaire said...

@ Preeti,

Definitely!! You can also email me at solitaire2009@gmail.com

Solitaire said...

@ Nils,

Thank you for that affirmation.

Solitaire said...

@ Satish,

Aww thank you. Thank you for respecting my decision even though you do not necessarily agree with it and being so respectful about it. I will surely stop by and when I have a book out, I will shout about it from rooftops!

Solitaire said...

@ Lena,

Thank you!!! I found at least one person now who can visualize exactly what's going on in my mind. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Rayshma,

Oh ya!! We definitely will interact in other ways!

Solitaire said...

@ Tulip,

:(
If a break is all that I needed, I will surely come back.
Thank you for the appreciation of my blogs.

Solitaire said...

@ Vrij,

I wish it were useless babbling.

Solitaire said...

@ Jira,

Thank you!
To you too!

Solitaire said...

@ Hp,

That's even better. You won't miss it that much.

Solitaire said...

@ I'll try to be truthful,

Awww...I hope you won't wait infinitely if I were not to return.

Thank you so much!

~vagabond~ said...

OMG! you cant leave already...i just got addicted to your blogs recently. I need more.

Solitaire said...

@ Manasa,

I dunno. Maybe I will.

Thanks! Do keep in touch.

Solitaire said...

@ Neo,

Thanks!

Solitaire said...

@ Vishesh,

Then I am sure you can empathize. :)
Surely will keep in touch.
Good luck!

Solitaire said...

@ Hiren,

Haha! It is not a prank. Sorry!!
I hope that we meet someday again too. It was fun interacting with you. And I like your QQ!

Solitaire said...

@ Aqua,

Thank you girl!! Who knows. I might resume blogging again one day.

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

I am not quitting for anyone or because of anyone, neither am I afraid of anything. I do not feel like I belong here and therefore I do not want to be here anymore. Its just like how when people leave their home countries to go fit in somewhere else. They take risks and they have dreams and aspirations. I wish to leave now. Thanks for all your support and encouraging words through these times. And thank you for your kind words. :)

Wish you all the best!!!

Solitaire said...

@ Nik,

"don't want to take the road less travelled"...

Can you clarify that? Is blogging a road less traveled? I was not aware of that.

Thanks a ton!!

Keshi said...

**I do not feel like I belong here and therefore I do not want to be here anymore


ok. I can u'stand that. Cos lately, I hv been feeling somewhat like that too.

ty for ur well wishes! And dun forget us Sol :) TC.


Keshi.

KP said...

After long time...

You`ll be always remembered as Fellow Ohioan (I know u hate it):).

Good luck with future....

Nirmal said...

u had said once if I had any questions in my mind i can ask u and u will answer me....via short and sweet...

now whom should I ask that???

Nirmal said...

and my question is

Is there any other alternative than leaving blogging?

shooting star said...

whatever your decision is....have a nice life dear!!

Urv said...

Sollu :( :( :( :( :(

Urv said...

You will still be around na.. haan :( :( :(

CяŷştąŁ said...

Okay.
I was just reading some of the comments..
You sound unhappy.
I loved you (as a writer,as my Ms.PSYCHO ;) and as beautiful person)..
Yes..meeting people like you..who are far away friends are what gave me immense pleasure.
When you're going away it feels like a thread of strong silk is gonna be plucked out of me..I so wish you wouldn't go..
But *sigh*..good things have to HAVE an end..

Love,
Crystal

Blue Kite Dreamz said...

@Solt..

nau din to ho gaye ...or kitte din baki hai ...:(

Satish Bolla said...

@solitaire
so, it's CONFIRMED. i mean about your decision to leave. all i say is "all the best, buddy".

Jack said...

Solitaire,

Visiting you after a gap. Read last 2 posts. Past always remains with you in some way or the other. Now for this one, I will miss you. Hope you do reconsider and stay with us. Choice is entirely yours and I wish you all the best wherever you are and whatever you do.

Try to keep visiting us if you can. Your comments are always welcome.

Take care

Blue Kite Dreamz said...

Dear Solt..

Everytime i see the child woman in Warm fuzzies..bouncing around in the flower field, the wet soothing green grass touching her bare feet..i wonder... where is she going ?..how far is she going..is she about to pick the yellowest of the flowers in the next frame ... wd she turn back...exited to have plucked the yellowest of flowres..or perhaps she actually didnt pluck any..perhaps she didnt want to disturb the cloud sleeping on its petals...did she wish to pick up the sleeping cloud and take it to the mountain way up...

what happened next...is she gone with the clouds..crossed the mountain..where has she gone...will she turn back ?.....

Stupidosaur said...

Hey Sol don't forget to put up that Titanic song like I said.

There is another important reason besides the ones I mentioned.

Its so that we can whistle for you like Rose..."Come back! Come back!"

Pls don't go!
True, the lifeboat and its sailor did not belong in those icy waters. But they mattered so much to Rose. Your blogs have similar significance for us :) :(

(ref to your comment to Keshi abt you not belonging here)

Cmon yaar you belong here! Its one of the first blogs I go to when I come online!

rashmi said...

is ur bday 7th Jan by any chance? I know that u are a capri...

thats because there have been many times when everything is going great and on an impulse without any reason I have this feeling of just letting go...

sad that u are going... we shall miss u. urs was one of the first blogs that i found and i was hooked to it...

all the best in whatever u plan to do..

take care

Solitaire said...

@ Suma,

Thank you! Wish you the same!

Solitaire said...

@ Dreamcatcher,

Thank you! Same to you!

Solitaire said...

@ Kanan,

Thanks! Get back to you soon.

Solitaire said...

@ Amrita,

You take care too!

Solitaire said...

@ Prakhar,

:)

Your comment brought a smile to my face. So respectful and yet so genuine. :)

Thank you! You were a great reader!

-ANGLE! :)

Solitaire said...

@ Stupid,

Funny as ever!!

Its solitaire2009@gmail.com

Write me soon!!! Will be waiting.

Solitaire said...

@ Karthik,

Thank you!

Same to you!

Solitaire said...

@ AmitL,

Aww Amit. I hate to break your heart but I don't think I am coming back. Diwali joke nahi hai..seriously.

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Thank you!

Solitaire said...

@ D Writer,

Aww...well, I may write sometimes...but I am not sure how often and do not really want to make any promises and break them. Hope to see you around.

Thanks a lot!

Solitaire said...

@ Ghost,

Thanks!!

All is well, do not worry.

I need a change ghost. That's why I need to leave.

Solitaire said...

@ Meghna,

Don't worry. I am here..you can always email me.

Solitaire said...

@ Rakesh,

Thanks for that awesome piece of advice. I do not think I will be deleting this blog. I might make it private. Who knows..40 years from now, this website may not even exist!
Thanks a ton!

Solitaire said...

@ Blue Kite,

Haha! Seems like you are having a lotta fun! Carry on...

Solitaire said...

@ Amit,

:(

Solitaire said...

@ Marvin,

Thanks!!

Nothing is ever final, is it?

Man proposes, God disposes.

If I am to return, I will.

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

I guess I will respond to you when you have calmed down and can be more polite to me.

Thanks.

Solitaire said...

@ Still thinking,

I know that feeling of us not wanting something to end but it still does anyway...

Do not worry. The phase will pass.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Solitaire said...

@ Mansi,

Yes. :(

Ghost Particle said...

hey I left for change :) it worked :)

it will work for u too, im sure.

Satish Bolla said...

buddy, do me one more favor. write up something about ghajini after it releases. i hope u remember that am too a die-hard fan of aamir. what els would a fan(of aamir) want other than a good review from another fan?

Arjun said...

life is a big circle.... till the twains come together again..... and if Rudyard be proved right... then we shall meet - in the next round!!

AmitL said...

Arghh!!!No,you cannot be serious..I just don't believe it..look,listen to your conscience,so many people urging you to return..Keshi and me being 'prime movers':)So,should I check again tomorrow???*muses*

Mush said...

m sure this space will miss you a lot :( . Anyway all the best towards your new choice

Solitaire said...

@ Crystal,

I did check it out.
Thanks!!!

Solitaire said...

@ Scattered Thoughts,

Thanks a lot! Appreciate it.

Solitaire said...

@ Vagabond,

Awww! No addiction is good, right?

Solitaire said...

@ KP,

Hahaha!! Sure Mr. Columbus!

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

Alternative to what? I am not leaving blogging for a specific purpose. I just want to by choice.
Do you have a burning question you wanna ask? Let me know soon. I will put it up!!

comfortably numb said...

just hope u cum bak...even if u dun u will b remembered fondly...thts 4 sure:)
hope u find ur answers n ur pathways

Anu said...

Sol..
Really will miss you.. wish you could write more, but sometimes wishes has to be respected and heres hoping that you find your alternate path but come back here to!

Vandita said...

Blog updated and url changed to this.
Will come back later to read and comment.

Deepali said...

Wow I can't believe it but I can understand it.

Good luck on whichever path you are on/take.

Enjoy it :)

Needless to say a lot of people will miss your writing...

Ria said...

Its painful to see my dear friends leaving the blogworld!! Plz dont go!! :( :(

Angel said...

I am sure you would have given enough thoughts to it. Make sure you are happy with whatever you do :)

Though i am new to this group, i have realized that u make people's heart lighter and you will continue doing it. That's something very catchy about you.

All the very best!!! :)

Princess Mia said...

again whyyyy

so gonna miss ya n chuck the world do it for yurself not for em

rahul said...

life is about moving on..I can understand..best of luck for all future endeavours..maybe we meet someday ..this mad guy needing some help from a sage psychologist :)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

I can relate to this post in many ways,from the reason for starting to blog to these crossroads.Guess there is a point where one needs to decide what's best for them and them alone.

Hope you make the right decision.Take care,good luck!

Prakhar said...

Hey Angle

Kaise hain aap?...long time..i hope you are doin gr8 :).....

-Gabbz

R3d3MpTioN said...

why is everyone leaving blogsville? everyone I visit seems to be taking a break, or at crossroads or going for a change or something ..!!

Neways, as with several other blogger friends of mine.. I wish you a happy life.. hope to see you change ur decision and come back though ..!!

CяŷştąŁ.. said...

I so wish you're not gone yet..Sol!

Muah!

Prakhar said...

heylo...how r ya??..I hope everythingz good :D

m good :)...invitin you for a guest post...year end special...wat say??

Merry X-Mas!!

Heart'n'Soul said...

Uh oh!

well like u said its a choice You have made, all i wish for you is the very best ahead... keep smilin

Div

Vandita said...

I can't say it enough.. I do miss you and always will.
I'm hopin you'll come back someday but even if you don't i always wish you good luck and love.
Hugs sol!